Helping Yemeni Children and Youth Access Better Education

Students in Idrees Hanbala School and Ikhlas, the principal. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
Teacher and students in Idrees Hanbala school. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
Ikhlas organizing students’ files saved from rainwater during rainy season in 2020. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
A classroom in Idrees Hanbala school after the rehabilitation works. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
Toilets and taps rehabilitated and put into use after the rehabilitation. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
A classroom before and after the intervention. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022

“There were not enough toilets and hence the first-grade students were sharing the same toilet with those in the ninth-grade. The situation is completely different now. We are truly blessed!”

Idrees Hanbala school. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022
From left: Nageeb, Omar, and Sheikh Mahfouz in Idrees Hanbala School. | Photo credit: UNDP Yemen / 2022

“When I was first appointed as the school principal, I made a promise to do all my best to change the bad situation and stereotypes people had about this school, despite the fact that we have judges, doctors, and important social figures who studied at this very school,” Ikhlas says.

“Thanks to the EU and UNDP, I can say that with this intervention I managed to reach 80 per cent of achieving what I first planned. I had the belief and will, and the dream has nearly completely come true.”

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